International Center for Retraining Journalists

The Center for Retraining Journalists of Uzbekistan (CPJ) was established in 1997, recently the Center has celebrated its 20th anniversary. I must say that this was the time of the emergence of new media in Uzbekistan after the country gained independence. Of course, then it was difficult to move away from the old, familiar Soviet approaches and stereotypes in the press, journalists were under great pressure from censorship and self-censorship, they could not immediately abandon traditional forms and established cliches in the content of materials, and their access to public meaningful information. We can say that the press, radio and television were in fact active agents of leadership policy. Thus, the authorities and the media turned out to be on one side, and society on the other.

All these problems required consistent and deep training in new approaches and skills, deepening political and legal education, and studying international best practices. It was for these purposes that the CPJ was then created as the first non-governmental public organization in the country to improve the skills of workers in the domestic media of Uzbekistan. During the period of independence, the model of complete state control over the media has already begun to change into a model of independence from the state and cooperation with power structures. And this also demanded the development of a new way of thinking of journalists and the promotion of liberalization ideas in society through mass media channels, and the building of a strong civil society. In accordance with the demand of the time, the role of the media in society, the educational program of our Center was built.

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NGO "SABR"

National Center for Socio-Economic Development

Mission

Assistance in improvement of social and economical state of the vulnerable layers of population, activation of their civil position, development of abilities and opportunities by  the instrumentality of introduction of social innovations on the grounds of democratic valuables  and social partnership

Main milestone in development of the center:

“Sabr” had been founded and established as the first center of trust for women and children who fall in crisis situation in November 1996. In March, 2005 it had been reregistered as a Socio-economical development center “SABR” in connection with broadening of activity sphere. In August 2016 the organization was reregistered as a “SABR” National Center for Socio-Economic Development.

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NGO "INTILISH"

INTILISH Republican Information and Educational Center is a non-governmental non-profit organization operating in all 14 administrative territories of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of public health and social protection.

The history of the organization begins in 2001 with the creation of an initiative group, which in 2003 was registered as a Tashkent city organization and in 2013 re-registered by the Ministry of Justice at the republican level with the opening of 14 regional branches.

The objectives of the organization are the implementation and management of activities that help to effectively achieve the charter goal of the Center, promote the development and strengthening of cooperation with state and non-state, local, foreign and international organizations interested in achieving the charter goal of the Center, as well as the development of the material and technical base, personnel and the administrative potential of the Center to increase the effectiveness of the implementation of the statutory goal of the Center.

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NGO "Istiqbolli Avlod"

Republican Social and Information center

Mission of the organization:

To support personality development of teenagers and youth through information, education and training in order to increase social integration and active citizenship of these target groups.

Target group of the organization:

Vulnerable women (divorced, widowed, migrant, unemployed, poor, with many children, victims of trafficking, sex-workers), unemployed men (potential victims of trafficking), youth aged 15-25 (youth, affected by drugs and HIV/AIDS)

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Center “Yuksalish” of the Kashkadarya Region

Organization mission: Activate the youth of Kashkadarya region throug improving their situation in the social, economic and cultural spheres of society

The direction of this NGO:

• Educational:

- Conducting educational seminars, trainings, conferences, round tables, media campaigns;
- Improve the professional level of employees by participating in training seminars and trips within and outside the republic to study the experience of organizations similar in activity.

• Consulting and social services:

- providing youth with comprehensive advice and services of specialists (psychologist, lawyer, social worker);

- the involvement of various government agencies and public associations in resolving issues of social assistance to youth who find themselves in difficult life situations.

• Outreach activities:

- conducting outreach meetings, promotions;
- use of the database of beneficiaries for further planning of the organization;
- release and distribution of thematic booklets;
- constant coverage and promotion of NGOs through the media.

• Research activities

- conducting, studying and analyzing existing problems regarding programs by conducting questionnaires and interviews;
- accumulation of a database on violations of youth rights for further planning of the organization work.

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NGO "Mekhrjon"

The center of social and legal support for women and children "Mekhrjon" works very closely with local government organizations. The center is one of the leading organizations in the Ferghana region. The organization has more than 15 partners. The activities of organization are aimed at improving the socio-economic situation of the target group, protecting the interests of the most vulnerable layers of society of women and children, enhancing their civic position, developing their abilities and opportunities to lead an independent life in a safe environment. Organization has been engaged in legal information and legal assistance to the population since 2009. As part of its activities, the organization provided more than 2,346 citizens with various types of services. Of these, 689 are legal assistance.

Since 2012, the organization actively participated in the implementation of the state-owned program in the Ferghana Valley.
Since 2017, the organization has established a partnership with the law firm “Inson Kuguni and Simoyachisi”. Which, through our partnership, helped protect 89 vulnerable women. In 2018, 11 women from low-income families received free legal assistance.

 
 

Institute of Democracy and Human Rights

The institute began operations in March 2015. The director of the institute is Sayer Khodjaev. The organization is engaged in improving the legal culture of the population, advocating for the protection and culture of human rights.

They are a non-governmental non-profit organization. There are four branches in the regions of the republic. One of the institutes' research is dedicated to the development of the national parliamentary system. His goal is to analyze the Uzbek experience and foreign practice in the field of parliamentary democracy.

According to Khodjaeva, the institute will make its contribution to the implementation of the tasks set in the Concept, initiated by the President of Uzbekistan.

“For this, we brought together highly qualified lawyers, undergraduates from law schools and human rights experts,” she emphasized.

 
 

NGO "Barqaror Hayot"

Barqaror Hayot is one of the few well-established, successful NGOs in Uzbekistan. The NGO assists victims of human trafficking and former prisoners with rehabilitation and re-integration into normal life, supports anti-human trafficking efforts and prepares labor migrants to adapt to working abroad. Barqaror Hayot’s director Oliya Ilmuradova is enthusiastic about the new law: “The new law will expand our opportunities to work with the population, the youth, and the vulnerable people. The simplified requirements will create a truly enabling environment both for the existing and newly initiated NGOs, which will impact overall development of civil society in Uzbekistan.”